Let’s explore what you can do if your dryer is not getting hot in Brooklyn or Manhattan.
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We will be explaining two common reasons a dryer may not get hot. In this article we will touch on control dryer panel settings like:
If you have a gas or electric dryer we advise to keep reading.
While the LG All-In-One combo unit is very common in Brooklyn & Manhattan, you will likely want to bypass this post and read specifically about the LG All-in-one combo.
If you own a Bosch Axxis, you might do better visiting our Bosch Axxis Page.
(Don’t want to read but still want dryer repair help? Call Precision Appliance @ 718-266-2545. We help with dryer repair in Brooklyn & Manhattan)
Did you know there is a setting on most clothes dryers (likely yours too) that allows the unit to run / tumble without any heat?
Air fluff, also referred to as air dry on many brands, is a setting that allows the cycle to run without any added heat.
However strange this concept may sound, it’s true.
Actually this has been the dryer not getting hot solution for plenty of appliance repairman and their clients.
To recap, before you start singing the blues about the dryer not heating, verify the settings are dialed in properly. You may get a quick dryer related win and possibly even begin humming to a different beat 🙂
In a galaxy nearby, not that long ago, there was no automatic dry settings.
Today we have options.
While we are thankful for most of those options, sometimes understanding them all can be a bit tricky.
Let’s talk about a few automatic dry options commonly found on residential laundry appliances.
Would you agree that more is always better? If you answered no, would you agree that less is always better?
Whichever you align with best, you likely agree the two questions posed above sound a bit pointed.
The options more dry & less dry, are shown near the top left of the photo above.
The engineers who built this particular GE clothes dryer did plenty of research when designing the user control settings.
However there is no clear cut rule across all brands for what “more dry” specifically means. (Don’t let that keep you up at night)
There is however information on what it may mean to your specific dryer inside of the owners manual. (Who knew those things were helpful?)
The top left quadrant and the top right quadrant of the dryer control shown above are all “automatic dry options.”
If you recently purchased a dryer and started using it on an automatic setting, but the clothes are not drying
We advise you to try 1 cycle on the wild side. Yes that’s right — the wild side is timed dry.
Timed dry or manual dry (depending on brand) is quite simple.
This option bypasses most electronic sensors / gizmos and simply will rely on the heating element and a couple of other switches / controls.
Timed dry is and has been trusted by many over the years (including us) to get the clothes warm and toasty.
Remember we mentioned above that “more dry” is not a constant in the appliance industry?
Sometimes everything may be working normal for the specific dryer but not suitable to you and your needs.
That all being said and to recap, if you’ve been using an automatic dry setting like “more dry” and your dryer is not heating, give timed dry a chance.
We suggest high heat for 60 minutes on a “normal sized load” (Who said normal is subjective?)
60 Minutes tumble drying at a high heat setting (regulated by internal doo dads called thermostats) should suffice.
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Still have a dryer that’s not getting hot we would love to help you come up with a repair solution.
Live in Park Slope or Bay Ridge Brooklyn? We offer same day service on most days in your area and might even be able to get over to you today. Give us a call now @ 718-266-2545
Well that puts this dryer not getting hot post in the books.
If you or anybody you know has a GE Dryer that wont heat (or any other brand) please reach out to us by phone at 718-266-2545.
We can help with appliance repair in Brooklyn & Lower Manhattan.
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